Centerville-Washington Park District volunteer Alex PearlAlex has been an active community volunteer since his family arrived in Dayton more than 30 years ago. He became an official volunteer with the Centerville-Washington Park District in 2011, after retirement from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections as a Career Technical Horticulture Instructor.

Alex has held positions in higher education, public horticulture, private industry and has had his own business. He recently returned to teaching as an adjunct instructor of Agricultural Science for Central State University. Prior to taking a more active role in the Park District’s volunteer program, Alex had for many years provided advice and guidance to the educational programs.

Alex is an active member of various trade and amateur horticultural organizations. His motto is “plants change lives.” He has had a long association with guiding cities to make them vibrant places to live and work through association with America in Bloom and Communities in Bloom. Alex says he “is honored to contribute to and be a part of the Centerville-Washington Park District!”

The Centerville-Washington Park District would like to thank all volunteers for giving their time and talents to our community! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Community Engagement Coordinator Ginger Clark.


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